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    7.5 nudged off the pads straight to short fine leg. Kayes chances a single. There was no single there. It was his call. He puts in a desperate full-length dive but is caught short. Tharanga throws it flat to Kusal who swipes the bails off 78/2
    6.3 Asela's change-up provides Sri Lanka with the breakthrough! Slower offcutter, lobbed up on off stump, Sarkar is through with the drive. He ends up chipping a return catch 71/1
    13.1 and knocks Sabbir over. Seam-up. Full, angled in from over the wicket, and tails away late. Sabbir looks to swat it away across the line. He plays all around it. He off stump takes a beating 124/3
    15.6 full, straight, Kulasekara hits the stumps. Excellent bowling in the slog overs. Shakib shuffles across off, aims a scoop over fine leg. The length is too full for it and timbaaah. Shakib can't put bat on it 139/4
    17.1 Thisara hits the middle stump. Pinpoint yorker from around the wicket, Hossain, having backed away outside leg, can't reach out and dig it out. SL's death bowling has been impressive tonight 152/5
    not out
    18.3 another dipping slower one, and Mushfiq is hoodwinked. Slower offcutter, Mushfiq is already through with his favourite slog sweep. Malinga kisses the off stump 169/6
    18.4 oh dear! Mashrafe bags a golden duck in his last T20 international. Full on middle, dips at the batsman. Mashrafe looks to late-cut it down towards third man from the stumps. Poor shot selection. Malinga rejoices. The middle stump is tilted back 169/7
    18.5 Malinga does it. He claims a hat-trick! This is another Malinga special. The RPS erupts. The devilish dipper, 119ks, Mehedi gone for a golden duck on his T20I debut. Full, slow, and straight. Mehedi plays around his front pad, does so early, pinned in front. This is Malinga's fourth hat-trick in international cricket. What a bowler and he has done it without the yorker; just three straight slow dippers 169/8
    19.6 Kula fires the yorker now, this is dug into the middle of the pitch. Saifuddin ventures a single. Kula runs in, attacks the stumps. Saifuddin looks to undo his steps. Kula throws the stumps down at the striker's end 176/9
    7 (lb 2, w 5)
    176/9 (20 Overs, RR: 8.8)
    Did not bat: Mustafizur Rahman
    Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Soumya Sarkar, 6.3 ov), 2-78 (Imrul Kayes, 7.5 ov), 3-124 (Sabbir Rahman, 13.1 ov), 4-139 (Shakib Al Hasan, 15.6 ov), 5-152 (Mosaddek Hossain, 17.1 ov), 6-169 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 18.3 ov), 7-169 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 18.4 ov), 8-169 (Mehidy Hasan, 18.5 ov), 9-176 (Mohammad Saifuddin, 19.6 ov)
    SL Malinga403438.50104110
    KMDN Kulasekara403017.5095000
    EMDY Munaweera2022011.0042130
    JRMVB Sanjaya3032110.6641210
    DAS Gunaratne201517.5030100
    S Prasanna201708.5022000
    NLTC Perera302418.0051100
    0.2 Kusal drags on. Flat and spins in from outside off, Kusal goes back for a chop through point but he is cramped for room. He can only drag a thick inside edge back onto the stumps 4/1
    2.3 another non-turning ball from Shakib. Faster one, on a length and just outside off, bounces, Munaweera goes down on one knee and skies a slog sweep. Mahmudullah runs to his right, tumbles, and completes a smart catch 19/2
    4.5 Mid-on now runs to his right and pouches this mistimed pull. This was short again, but much quicker. Hurries Tharanga into a pull. He can only splice it in the air. He intended to go over midwicket but ended up mis-hitting it straighter. Mehedi runs to his right and gulps this down 40/3
    16.2 Mustafiz gets Kapu and shuts out the chase. Rolls his fingers across another offcutter. Kapu swings at it but can't manufacture his own pace. Holes out to Mehedi at long-on 123/8
    5.1 and he strikes full ball. Hossain takes it on the rebound. Full and wide outside off, Kapu drives hard, drives in the air. The ball flew to Hossain at cover. He could not close his fingers around the fast-travelling ball. He somehow clutches the ball against his throat. The ball bobbles up and then he stretches his right hand, completing the catch 40/4
    5.2 full and very wide outside off, flayed away to point. This flew towards the throat of Sarkar. He somehow hangs onto the catch. Stinging blow. SL five down inside Powerplay 40/5
    12.5 Stumping chance. The TV umpire has been called in. This looks out and Thisara walks off. Thisara skipped out, Shakib was wary of it. He fired it flatter and wider outside off. Thisara can't reach out and connect with a wild leg-side mow. He loses his balance and can't ground his back foot in time. Mushfiq does the rest 98/6
    15.5 bowled'em. Mashrafe strikes with his penultimate ball in T20I cricket. Good length on middle, right in the slot for the big blow. But Prasanna can't connect with the leg-side slog. Mashrafe hits middle. No real celebrations from the captain 119/7
    not out
    16.6 Mustafizur gives Malinga a taste of his own medicine. This was full and quick on middle, Malinga swings with no feet. Misses and the middle stump is rattled 124/9
    17.6 Bangladesh send-off Mashrafe with a series-levelling victory. Mashrafe takes his cap off and takes hugs from his team-mates. Another sliced hit and long-off gets under this. Saifuddin, meanwhile, does the star man pose à la Afridi 131/10
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    131 all out (18 Overs, RR: 7.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Kusal Perera, 0.2 ov), 2-19 (Dilshan Munaweera, 2.3 ov), 3-40 (Upul Tharanga, 4.5 ov), 4-40 (Asela Gunaratne, 5.1 ov), 5-40 (Milinda Siriwardana, 5.2 ov), 6-98 (Thisara Perera, 12.5 ov), 7-119 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 15.5 ov), 8-123 (Chamara Kapugedera, 16.2 ov), 9-124 (Lasith Malinga, 16.6 ov), 10-131 (Vikum Sanjaya, 17.6 ov)
    Shakib Al Hasan402436.0092010
    Mashrafe Mortaza403017.5083000
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz201507.5042000
    Mustafizur Rahman302147.0093010
    Mohammad Saifuddin302418.0053000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

06 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4MDKJ PereraEMDY Munaweera
2nd15WU TharangaEMDY Munaweera
3rd21WU TharangaCK Kapugedera
4th0CK KapugederaDAS Gunaratne
5th0CK KapugederaTAM Siriwardana
6th58CK KapugederaNLTC Perera
7th21CK KapugederaS Prasanna
8th4KMDN KulasekaraCK Kapugedera
9th1SL MalingaKMDN Kulasekara
10th7KMDN KulasekaraJRMVB Sanjaya